Join us amongst the great masterpieces that adorn the walls of the magnificent Pinacoteca of Brera. Spend a little time contemplating the numerous portraits by masters like Raphael, Mantegna, Modigliani, Van Dyck, Rembrant and many more. In the company of an expert guide the artistry of these great masters will be explained and we are certain you will leave with a greater appreciation of all that you have seen.
Following the Gallery tour we meander along the narrow alleyways of the Brera district to reach the Sforza Castle for a visit to its wonderful courtyards.
Your tour guide for this marvellous experience is an expert in the history of art. You will be met at the Pinoteca of Brera and conducted through the thirty-eight rooms where the numerous masterpieces are displayed.
Your guide will explain something abut the paintings and their artists. You will be mesmerized by Modigliani’s “Enfant Gras” – a painting of a boy with an extraordinarily long neck. Learn about the artistic technique used in Raphael’s “The Marriage of Figaro” with its evolutional use of mathematic relations to create perspective – a geometric canvas where the resultant harmony could only have been created by an artistic genius.
You will have the opportunity for a close up view of Francesco Hayez’s “Kiss” and learn that this is not surprisingly about romance but was created as a young nation’s symbol of love for the motherland and thirst for life; a nation that emerged following the Second War of Independence and placed so much hope for its future on the shoulders of its new rulers.
Only in the company of an expert guide with a passion for art can you yourself begin to fully appreciate these masterpieces. We are sure you will love this wonderful Gallery Tour.
After the Gallery you will then have the opportunity for a stroll through the Brera district; narrow alleyways with antique shops, boutiques and balconies awash with flowers. This district, one of the most charming in Milan, is also known as “the Milanese Montmartre”; an area with a real bohemian feel frequented by Milan’s artists of today.
Finally you reach the Sforza Castle where your guide will tell you something of Milan’s history. You will visit the courtyard where many famous artists once past the time of day.
This is the perfect tour for lovers of art – unforgettable!!